The BBI Report had divided the ruling party Jubilee right in the middle. Politicians had made it their daily cup of tea on any forum, both online and offline.
On one side, there was the Tanga Tanga battalion that was openly opposed both to the handshake and the BBI Report right from inception.
On the other side, there was the Kieleweke battalion that had declared themselves the foot soldiers allied to both President Uhuru Kenyatta and former PM Raila Odinga.
The Tanga Tanga felt that there was a plot to lock out the Deputy President William Ruto from becoming the President of the Republic of Kenya by introducing a powerful Prime Minister and a ceremonial President.
For those from the Ruto camp who were worried that the Presidency was set to be watered down by the BBI Report, you are in for a shameful ride because the BBI has retained a powerful president who is to be elected directly by the people of Kenya.
“The President shall be elected through universal suffrage. For a candidate to be declared a winner of a Presidential Election, he or she must win 50% + 1 of the Presidential votes and at least 25% of the votes cast in each of more than half the counties,” states BBI Report.
The President, according to BBI Report will remain the Head of State and Government and the Commander in Chief. He or she shall be the central symbol of National Unity. He or she will chair the Cabinet, which comprises the Deputy President, the Prime Minister, and Cabinet Ministers.
The term of the president according to the report will be two terms of 5 years each.